Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is 7:00 am during summer months. Every Saturday we meet at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn. The closest address for mapping purposes is 1300 Arlington Blvd, and street parking is available in the neighborhoods adjacent to N. Meade Street. Be mindful of parking signs, since Arlington County enforces them enthusiastically, and please do not park on Marine Memorial Circle (inside Iwo Jima), because this parking area is for memorial use only. At least one porta-john is available year-round near the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the memorial's water fountain is usually on during the summer.

We run rain or shine! In cases of extreme weather (snow, ice, thunderstorms, heat waves) we do occasionally either change our meeting time or cancel the run for safety, but the run will be held as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and here on the SLR web page.

All are welcome! We're an informal group, and there are no requirements for speed, racing experience, or what distance means "long" for you, other than the suggested route that most of our group will be running each week. If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go out for half of your own target distance and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima. More specific route info and mileage options will be given in the email/post preceding each Saturday's run. SLR always features a run from our extensive Route Catalog, which gives us a wide range of options to keep things fresh for you each week. We have routes that are flat, hilly, looped, out & back, roads, sidewalks, trails, and more, reaching all around the local area of DC, VA, and MD!

For more details about Saturday Long Runs please read our Frequently Asked Questions to get a sense for what it's like to run with us, or send an email to Megan if you have any other questions that are not covered.

Due to health concerns there will be no mid-run or post-run drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
1/9/21 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/16/21 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS
N/A 
1/23/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
1/30/21 12 Normanstone - Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
2/6/21 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/13/21 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/20/21 15 Mt. Vernon - Hains Point Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/27/21 16 Capital Cresent Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/6/21 18 King St. Metro Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/13/21 20 Marine Corp Marathon Mock Route Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/20/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/27/21 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A

March Challenge DEADLINE EXTENDED – Sign up by March 20th

March Challenge DEADLINE EXTENDED – Sign up by March 20th

Anna Staats suggested a new challenge (thanks Anna)! This challenge is a relay of sorts. If you are interested in participating please fill out this Google Form by March 20! Thanks to everyone who helped me through the Google Form issues!

So how does the challenge work?

(1) EXTENDED DEADLINE Sign up in the Google form by March 20th

(2) We will organize teams of about 5 people by weekly mileage to attempt to create balanced teams

(3) Each group posts in DCRR SLR Facebook daily with additions to mileage (e.g., imagine Anna and I are on a team. Anna ran 7 miles on Monday and posted in Facebook to start the relay race. I ran 5 miles later on Monday and comment on Anna's post saying "I ran 5, the total is 13!" and then the next person would comment and so on.)*

(4) First team to make it the required distance of 333 miles wins!

Teams will be racing from DC to Pittsburgh along the Great Allegheny Passage which is 333 miles! The first team to 333 miles wins!

*If you are interested in participating but don’t have Facebook, please email me directly and we can brainstorm a workaround!

Happy Running!

Megan

 

VIRTUAL - SLR March 13 - 20 Miles

Hi Runners!

This weekend’s run is the 20 mile Marine Corp Marathon Mock Route. The cue sheet and gps file are here.

The Fort Hunt 10K is on Sunday March 14th. The race is only to current club members and will be designed with COVID-19 precautions in mind (limited amenities, masks, wave start, etc.). Volunteers are still needed to make the race a success!! If you are new to the club and attending I would love to meet you in person! I am volunteering for directing traffic and parking, so please stop by and introduce yourself!

MARCH CHALLENGE!

Anna Staats suggested a new challenge (thanks Anna)! This challenge is a relay of sorts. If you are interested in participating please fill out this Google Form by March 13! So how does the challenge work?

(1) Sign up in the Google form by March 13

(2) We will organize teams of about 5 people by weekly mileage to attempt to create balanced teams

(3) Each group posts in Facebook daily with additions to mileage (e.g., imagine Anna and I are on a team. Anna ran 7 miles on Monday and posted in Facebook to start the relay race. I ran 5 miles later on Monday and comment on Anna's post saying "I ran 5, the total is 13!" and then the next person would comment and so on.)

(4) First team to make it the required distance wins!

Teams will be racing from DC to Pittsburgh along the Great Allegheny Passage which is 333 miles! THe first team to 333 miles wins!

Happy Running!

Megan

 

VIRTUAL - SLR March 6 - 14 miles

Hi Runners!

This weekend’s run is the 18 mile King St Metro route. The cue sheet and gps file are here.

We will have 2 in-person races this month: Burke Lake 12K on Sunday March 7th and the Fort Hunt 10K on Sunday March 14th. Both are open only to current club members and will be designed with COVID-19 precautions in mind (limited amenities, masks, wave start, etc.).

Volunteers are still needed to make the races a success!! Burke Lake 12K or Fort Hunt 10K.

DC Road Runners Club annual meeting will be on Sunday evening, March 7th starting at 7 PM -- register in advance here if you would like to attend.

MARCH CHALLENGE!

Anna Staats suggested a new challenge (thanks Anna)! This challenge is a relay of sorts. If you are interested in participating please fill out this Google Form by March 13! So how does the challenge work?

(1) Sign up in the Google form by March 13

(2) We will organize teams of about 5 people by weekly mileage to attempt to create balanced teams

(3) Each group posts in Facebook daily with additions to mileage (e.g., imagine Anna and I are on a team. Anna ran 7 miles on Monday and posted in Facebook to start the relay race. I ran 5 miles later on Monday and comment on Anna's post saying "I ran 5, the total is 13!" and then the next person would comment and so on.)

(4) First team to make it the required distance wins!

Teams will be racing from DC to Pittsburgh along the Great Allegheny Passage which is 333 miles! THe first team to 333 miles wins!

Best of luck!

Megan

 

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